Still it cried "Sleep no more!"--Macbeth, also referred to, since saying its name carries a curse in the theater world, as, "That Scottish play"
I have lousy sleep habits, lousy eating habits, a liver turning to rock, but, at least, my personal hygiene habits are average.
Is anyone ever happy being average? Don't we all want to be special (?) but isn't there an inherent contradiction here, It's like when Garrison Keillor talks about his imaginary home town, Lake Wobegone, and he says, "All the women are strong and all the children are above average." If we were all "above average" then that would become the new average and so we'd all be average again, but he's a humorist and humorists have been know to slip internal contradictions in their routine just to keep us on our toes.
There's a big difference between being a 'humorist' and a comedian. A humorist is more cerebral than a comedian, you'll never see a humorist grabbing his nut sack or using wisecracks against a not especially receptive audience. Humorist will use satire, more of a witty sarcasm
I remember when Calvin and Hobbs ran out of insults to hurl against one another, Calvin said, "This is you," and ran around in circles making strange faces and noises. Hobbs' retort was, "Oh yeah? You go like this," and then he ran around in circles making strange faces and noises. This was satire at its finest.
Bill O'Reilly doesn't get satire and takes everything literally. So if you say, on national Television, "I'm Bill O'Reilly and I'm looking out for YOU," and then you bug your eyes out of their sockets and spin them in opposing circles, the next day he will tell his audience that his eyes are not capable of such maneuvers and then he'll invite an ophthalmologist on his show to confirm that he has never done an eyebugprotrusion followed by an eye spin.
It's becomes clear that the more open and fluid amongst us are the ones best suited to satire. We don't need to laugh like Hyenas all the time, we enjoy a subtle joke too. Most of all, we enjoy when stereo types are portrayed in such a way that we recognize their behavior but it's either taken to such an absurd level that they become caricatures of themselves or they put themselves in such ridiculous situations that they have to enlist even more ridiculous behavior to extricate themselves, think Jackie Gleason or Archie Bunker.
If, like me and you've reach your 6th decade and you haven't made your mark, you have probably lived a pretty average life. Some people combat this simple truth by becoming notorious which is much easier than becoming successful. Take the guy that shot John Lennon, that bastard will live forever in history. I would rather he'd have shot John Lennon because he hated him and not because he admired him and wanted to become him.
History is full of people doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons and we all have our personal history that never will be told: the moments when we were noble, insufferable, generous or mean. Each one of us is special but only in relation to how we've lived our lives and how our lives have effected others. This is probably for the best but those nights when I can tackle the sleep fairy and wring her gifts from her have become the sweetest and most precious in my abysmal world. Gene